2016 S&V Newsletter No 10, March 14
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather
NFLC board to meet
Vandebijlpark (SA) – The new board of the National Footwear & Leather Cluster (NFLC) is to meet tomorrow (Wednesday). We hope to carry a report on the outcome of this meeting next Monday.
Podiatry Association backs ban on import, sale of worn shoes
Durban (SA) – Dear Sirs and all governmental parties,
Intobrands: ‘We must work with retailers to get through this period’
Cape Town (SA) – Ecommerce offers brand holders higher margins, the ability to showcase wider ranges, greater control and a long reach, but Intobrands MD Paul Hancock wants to limit the online sales with his principal brands, FitFlop and Hunter.
GDS drops Friday as a show day
Düsseldorf (Germany) – From Summer 2016 GDS and tag it! will, for the first time, run from Tuesday to Thursday, according to a release.
ABSA Agri Trends 01/03: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price traded higher over the past week at R14.20/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Cape Town (SA) – Exodus Footwear, owner of the Madison women’s fashion brand, has moved into bigger premises in the same complex, and has taken on an additional staff member in accounts.
They Said It
"What we think is a fair price to sell for, what the retailer thinks is a fair price to pay, and what the consumer thinks is a fair price to spend are three completely different things." - Allied Agencies’ Dionne Prinsloo, on trading conditions.
"Summer, for the first time in a long time, is an unknown." - Prinsloo again. His forecast? A lot more jellies, in a lot more ways.
Birthdays this week
14/03/1958: Berno Dumas, Watson Shoes, Great Brak River.
In Memoriam this week
14/03/1988: John Begg, BU Shoe Machinery, Port Elizabeth.
Dolce Vita seeks Western Cape rep
Experienced, motivated, sales driven rep required for the Western Cape for the Dolce Vita & Vizzano brands.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: March 22, 2016